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We are in the phase where we are trying to do different things to minimize Viven's refluxing(she is 1 month old). Does anyone have recommendations to minimize overnight spitting. Also, she almost always spits on the changing table, especially overnight because I have a hard time getting her to burp. Sometimes by the time I have another outfit on her she has spit up again and it is often forceful. Does anyone else have this prob on the changing table? Or overnight? I'm sure it's because she's not upright as much overnight, but I obviously need to sleep so she needs to lay down and sleep too. We have already tried elevating the top of her co-sleeper.
Any tips? I am a breastfeeding mom, did any other BF'rs find certain foods made it worse? I'm working on trying to figure that out now too.
Hi, Mel! My ds didn't show signs of reflux that young (he was a silent refluxer), so I'm not sure what to tell you about the changing table. You can buy a wedge to put under the crib mattress to elevate your little one's head & torso. We have some books stacked under one side which serves the same purpose. As far as foods to avoid, I recently discovered that dairy is a huge trigger for ds's reflux. You may want to experiment with avoiding it and see whether it helps at all.
Mom to James 3/27/05 & Samuel 3/26/08
Thanks for your reply. I've been suspecting that dairy is a trigger(which I was afraid of) so I'm trying to figure out how to cut it out. I consume a lot of dairy and eat almost no meat so it's going to be challenging. Plus I LOVE ice cream.....I had decided today that when I go to the store this weekend that I was going to shop so that I could go non dairy for a week and see what happens.